“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” - Casey Stengel
Teamwork is essential to project management. But the team setting is the place where personal and collective interests most often clash. Various initiatives have been used to strengthen team spirit, homing in on various key issues. The most helpful comparison is with the world of sports.
Is it possible to function well in a team without a background in team-based sports? There is no causal link. Flourishing in a team setting requires the kind of a...
This post comes following a conversation with my sister where she listed everything she wanted to do in the upcoming days. I was exhausted just listening and I’ve been thinking about a way to help her free her mind.
Then I remembered the idea of a backlog within the agile Scrum methodology. Let me first quickly explain this interesting concept and then I’ll come back to how we can apply it in our own lives.
Scrum is a methodology for managing the development and maintenance of complex products...
Managing a project is like preparing a meal. Just about anyone can get food on the table. But pulling off a five-course meal for a large group of guests is another story. If you really want it to be a success, you’ll turn to a professional.
The same goes for projects. Anyone with a minimum of organisational skills can see a project through. But when the project gets more complex, you can increase your chances of success – and reduce your chances of getting an ulcer – by handing it to a professional project manager.